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Re: Synth repair in U.K

PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 12:06 pm
by Peter Conz Connelly
feline1 wrote:Hmm, well Trading Standards just sent me a standard email saying I should contact Citizen's Advice.

Citizens Advice then just sent me an email saying "well, the trader appears to be in violation of x, y and z, so write to them and tell them off". Which I'd done already and nothing had happened! Which is why I went to Trading Standards.

Ho hum. I guess I'll write a Final Letter... if that fails it's County Court time. Arrrgh.

Good luck Feline... it's sh!t the system doesn't pull its weight and help us appropriately. A lot of recent legalities I've had to deal with on my own, as the system failed me (although it's quick to take my £££).

P

Re: Synth repair in U.K

PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 2:31 pm
by ramthelinefeed
Hah! Well it cuts both ways, you know.
Just ignore "the system" when it asks you for £££... maybe you'll get away with it too :headbang:

Re: Synth repair in U.K

PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 9:01 am
by midierror
I`m available for synth repair and maintainence in the west midlands/shropshire area. I have years of experiece with all kinds of equipment including analogue synths, guitar pedals, mixing desks, reel-to-reel machines and many more.

Some examples of work include: SH101, JenSX1000, Korg Kaoss pad, Casio VL-1, SK1, Korg PadKontrol, Ensoniq TS12...and many more.

Send me an email on errormidi [at] gmail [dot] com

Re: Synth repair in U.K

PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:03 am
by Nigeln
Hi
Just like to echo the good reports about Andy Jury, Synth Prof. He's repaired a load of stuff for me and always the work has always been first class - also he's a really nice guy.
After some bad experiences with a couple of other "professional" repair outfits, I'm glad I found Andy and I will NEVER use anyone else - he is a bit of a wiz when it comes to getting old synths going again!
Nigel

Re: Synth repair in U.K

PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:51 pm
by ken long
FAO Megheads - would like to add Jameson Logan to this list. Based near Wolverhampton, he repaired and restored 3 of my samplers beyond my expectations. He charges by the minute (ie, if he overruns by 10 min into the hour, he won't charge an extra full hour). He was very helpful explaining everything that was wrong and sourced all parts and kept me up to date every step of the way. His work is first class all devices operate better (better SNR, switching etc) than when they came out of the factory. He is also concerned about aesthetics unlike others I've had the misfortune of dealing with.

http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/jammie-logan/3a/740/101

A+++

Re: Synth repair in U.K

PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2016 12:53 pm
by Andy McBain
Nigeln wrote:Hi
Just like to echo the good reports about Andy Jury, Synth Prof. He's repaired a load of stuff for me and always the work has always been first class - also he's a really nice guy.
After some bad experiences with a couple of other "professional" repair outfits, I'm glad I found Andy and I will NEVER use anyone else - he is a bit of a wiz when it comes to getting old synths going again!
Nigel

+1 - he did an excellent job on my SH101!!!

Re: Synth repair in U.K

PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:53 pm
by Smellthevalve
Anyone know if Synthprof is still going?
I sent them an email (info@synthprof.com) a few weeks ago as instructed by the website but haven't had a reply yet...

Re: Synth repair in U.K

PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2016 4:21 pm
by minime123
Hey Guys,

Feline1, I didn't see you mention specifically what happened to the synth you said was damaged during shipping, but if synths are packed right, usually the worst thing that will happen while in transit is a bad connection, and this is usually sorted out by reseating connectors, pushing down cards, etc - something anyone can do, without requiring another trip to a tech.

If anyone here in the US is looking for synth repair, we're planning on shifting our focus from buying, restoring and selling to restoring other people's gear after the new year.

Mini

Re: Synth repair in U.K

PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:58 pm
by flicker66
I can recommend Cimple Solutions of Park Royal in your actual north-west London. Fool that I am, I bought a Roland XP-50 about eight years ago and played lots of gigs with it until I switched it on one day and the outputs had stopped working....

I dropped it over to CS (which is just off the A40 near Hangar Lane) and they sorted it within a week. I carried on using that particular piece of kit for a few more years until it developed the infamous blank screen/no sound issue which afflicts many XP-50s. I decided to let it go and bought another one...

That one worked like a Trojan until halfway through a gig a couple of weeks ago; major outputs issue but everything else worked well enough. CS took it in and fixed it within four days; the outputs prob being indicative of corrosion caused by leaking capacitors.

CS's specialist attention doesn't come cheap but they do a decent job.

Re: Synth repair in U.K

PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:47 pm
by Kwaidan
There is Jim @ Singingcatservices up in Scotland, just outside Glasgow, comes highly recommended. He used to be an ex-moog service tech, has serviced gear for Chris Franke of Tangerine Dream at one time (his large moog modular). Owns one of Edgar's original Oberheim TVS. He knows his stuff.

Re: Synth repair in U.K

PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2019 1:35 pm
by DoSoS
Just joined the forum recently too, and this looks very useful in my quest to find a decent repairer for my Prophet-600 - ta muchly!


Re: Synth repair in U.K

PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:37 pm
by matt222
Anyone know if James Walker of Synth Repair Services is still in business? I have a JD800, ASQ10 and JP8000 in need of attention

Re: Synth repair in U.K

PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:43 pm
by BJG145
Nothing on the website to suggest otherwise. Have you tried contacting him...? (I haven't generally found synth techs to be the most communicative people I've met...)

Re: Synth repair in U.K

PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:12 pm
by fatbenelton
You probably already found out but just on case....

James Walker now works full time for Soundgas so no longer operates Synth Repair. (And Soundgas don’t offer a repair service - he gets their stuff serviced prior to sale).

Re: Synth repair in U.K

PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:02 pm
by David Etheridge
Hi folks,
I've recently started using Keith McHard of Stourbridge, who has many years experience with synths, and a large collection of gear that he's familiar with. He's fixed issues that have stumped other repairers of my acquaintance, and most recently revived a Korg 01W that was so mangled that it was potentially only fit for parts. A very nice guy, rather cheaper than rates elsewhere, and will go the extra mile, even fixing manufacturer's problem areas: one example the rubber seating under a main board in one of my Kurzweil 1000 modules, which over time can cause it to bend or crack.
His number is 07882-471445.
Usual disclaimer, other than being a VERY satisfied customer.

Re: Synth repair in U.K

PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:22 pm
by Hugh Robjohns
Useful to know. Thanks for the recommendation, Dave.

Re: Synth repair in U.K

PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:33 am
by Nites
I got my old Korg keyboard serviced and new internal power supply built by a tech based in Wigan, North West. Am very happy with the work that was done. You can PM if you want his contacts.

Re: Synth repair in U.K

PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:04 pm
by David Etheridge
Hi again folks,
Just a quick update on Keith McHard - he's now gone full time and can be found as Audio City Media here: https://www.facebook.com/RepairsDept/
Keith regularly posts pics of repair work from start to finish with full descriptions of what was wrong and how he fixed them. It's interesting to see how many units that he's fixed that other 'techs' pronounced beyond salvation......
There are a few of my poor suffering units described there!
(Usual disclaimer)

Best wishes,
David.